Approaching Interviews with Confidence

Being confident and resilient can be learned skills. 

In order to possesses confidence and if you want to be successful in any economy or job market, mastering this skill is crucial. 

 In order to be resilient you need to detach your self from the outcome of the situation you are presented with. This doesn’t mean check out completely. It means remove the self identification from the outcome of the situation. Go to the interview and unsure. 

    Some strategies for developing resiliency are as follows:

  • The job interview seemed perfect. They hung on every word and what you may do differently the next time. Realize the decision may have had nothing to do with you personally.


  • Notice that looking at what you did right takes you away from feeling like a failure. As humans we can get fixated on the negative. We let situations like job interviews or no responses to a marketing campaign act as triggers for our thoughts and emotions about ourselves. When you detach from the outcome, what can be perceived as failure doesn’t attach itself to our confidence or thwart our efforts to strive for success.


  • It may feel difficult at first, but over time learning to tune into your confidence and what you are doing. Keep yourself focused by being resourceful to others as well.


Laura Tirello is a Career and personal lives. Are you looking for ways to turn your ideas into goals for 2010? I am offering a free teleclass, “Shifting from Thinking to Doing: Creating a Mission Statement”. Email Laura at to sign up or visit   for more information.

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